Opinion: Ranking the signings under the current board

The proof is in the pudding when it comes to the signings from last summer, which made me consider the impact the new board has had since they were appointed by Simon Sadler. After a chaotic first summer for Sadler where Terry McPhillips was replaced by Simon Grayson and the majority of our signings wereContinue reading “Opinion: Ranking the signings under the current board”

Five good, five bad – Doncaster (h)

Well, it’s into the play-offs and into third place after a 2-0 win against Doncaster. It never feels comfortable when you’re living through it, but on reflection it never seemed in doubt and we strolled to a win fairly simply. The biggest concern now is the squad depth which seems to be getting worse ratherContinue reading “Five good, five bad – Doncaster (h)”

Five good, five bad – Sunderland (a)

Well, what a win! We don’t do things the easy way, do we? Doing the double over Sunderland but losing without scoring in two games against Rochdale and Shrewsbury in between. When we raise our games against the top sides, we look one of the best sides in the division, but we just seem toContinue reading “Five good, five bad – Sunderland (a)”

Interview: Neil Critchley: One Year In Charge

Neil Critchley became Blackpool manager last March, on the eve of the COVID-19 pandemic, swapping the comforts of Liverpool’s academy setup for League One, Blackpool and Squires Gate. It’s clear that there’s been a culture change at the club during that time, as we’ve come out of the pandemic far stronger than we went intoContinue reading “Interview: Neil Critchley: One Year In Charge”

Five Good, Five Bad – Accrington (h)

These are the games aren’t they. A point tonight would’ve been fine if we’d managed to hold onto all three on Saturday, but ultimately it’s a frustrating one at home again, against a midtable Accrington Stanley. It could’ve been a defeat had it not been for Maxwell’s save of a late penalty for the visitors,Continue reading “Five Good, Five Bad – Accrington (h)”

Interview: Thomas Ince: “I’ll try and take some notes from my dad about managing… but not too many”

Former Blackpool winger Thomas Ince has lifted the lid on what it was like to play under his dad when he was at Bloomfield Road, and unsurprisingly it wasn’t easy for him. The then-22 year old infamously played for 11 months under his dad’s management before the duo went on a European tour to tryContinue reading “Interview: Thomas Ince: “I’ll try and take some notes from my dad about managing… but not too many””

Opinion: What we can learn from our start to the season

When you think back to the first few games of the season, many a Blackpool fan will shudder and think of the comments they made on social media – and rightly so. This season was unique in that nobody could voice their opinions in the stand and therefore opinions were amplified online. Back in October,Continue reading “Opinion: What we can learn from our start to the season”

News: King Kenny’s Australian Dream

Since breaking into the Blackpool side at the end of October, Kenny Dougall has become a clear fan favourite at Bloomfield Road. He notched his first goal recently at Oxford, so how about a call-up for his national team? The bleach blond Australian surely can’t be far off a call up given his performances thisContinue reading “News: King Kenny’s Australian Dream”

Interview: Peter Clarke: “Why I came back”

Peter Clarke was one of our prized assets in the early 2000s under Steve McMahon and Colin Hendry. He bravely helped us against relegation in his two full seasons at Blackpool, winning numerous Player of the Year awards and showing fight, desire and commitment to the shirt. So why did he risk his reputation whenContinue reading “Interview: Peter Clarke: “Why I came back””

Review: Five good, five bad – Peterborough (h)

Well, what a win and what a performance! The last couple of games, I can’t really separate from some of the football we played in the Championship days. I’m looking round our squad – given our injuries – and thinking about how many really strong players we have at this level. All across the side,Continue reading “Review: Five good, five bad – Peterborough (h)”